PORTLAND -- A 19-year-old man was hit by a car in Southeast Portland on October 27. The driver left the scene and police Wednesday offered a reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Kenton Lett was struck by the car just after 8:30 p.m. on Southeast 148th Avenue near Southeast Powell Boulevard. He was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for traumatic but non life-threatening injuries, said Portland police Officer Erik Koppang.

I woke up either late that night or early the next morning and I had no idea where I was, he told KGW.

Lett, who has cerebral palsy, suffered a broken leg and lost several teeth. His jaw was wired shut.

His mother said he has overcome countless obstacles in life--he was never expected to walk, but he did--and she can't believe someone left him for dead at the side of the road.

It seems like people don't have regard for each other anymore, Dawn Lett said. She added that she just hopes the person responsible will come forward.

Crime Stoppers and the Portland Police Bureau asked for the public's help finding the driver who left the scene.

The vehicle was described as a dark, older sedan, possibly an Oldsmobile or Buick. It was last seen headed northbound on Southeast 148th Avenue.

Anyone with information was asked to call 503-823-HELP (4357) or leave a tip online here.


KGWreporter Mike Benner contributed to this report.

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